Gemalto has launched its Sealys eHealth terminal, designed for the German market.
The product has been approved by Gematik, which establishes that it meets the security requirements of Germany’s eHealthcare system.
Gemalto says the product is fully and immediately operational with the German healthcare system. It can also operate in online mode in line with the future Telematik infrastructure, which is due to be implemented in 2010.
New services include access to the patient’s electronic medical file and emergency data such as blood group, allergies and ongoing treatment records. Doctors will also be able to issue electronic prescriptions that will aid data exchange with pharmacists and reduce fraud, while eliminating paperwork.
Gemalto says its new terminal offers optional connection of biometric and contactless devices, allowing doctors to sign ePrescriptions using their fingerprint or any contactless device.